Sustainable Development Governance

© Cia Pak, UN Photo
UN Summit Adopts Post-2015 Development Agenda, © UN Photo/Cia Pak

According to the 1987 report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (“Brundtland Commission” after its chair), sustainable development “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro the members of the United Nations agreed to make sustainable development a guiding principle. In 2012 the international community met again in Rio for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), above all to discuss problems with implementation and possibilities for future improvement. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was negotiated following the conference and adopted in September 2015 by the heads of state and government of the UN member states. The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) agreed at Rio+20 and set up in 2013 will serve integration, cooperation and coordination functions and provide political guidance for implementing sustainable development. Its mandate is thus far-reaching, but its precise working arrangements remain contested. This applies in particular to the HLPF’s Follow-up and Review Process.

Further reading

The UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform provides relevant information and documents relating to the negotiations as well as background papers on the subject: sustainabledevelopment.un.org

Publications

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Marianne Beisheim

Follow-up and Review

Working Paper Research Division Global Issues, 2016/02, May 2016, 13 Pages
Marianne Beisheim

Reviewing the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“Early Movers” Can Help Maintain Momentum

SWP Comment 2016/C 30, May 2016, 4 Pages
Marianne Beisheim

Training and Learning

Preparing for the Post-2015 Partnerships for Sustainable Development

Präsentation beim Hochrangigen Politischen Forum der Vereinten Nationen zu nachhaltiger Entwicklung (HLPF), 01.07.2015
Marianne Beisheim, László Pintér, Robert S. Chen

Monitoring and Review

in: ICSU and ISSC 2015: Review of Targets for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Science Perspective, Paris: International Council for Science, S. 85-86
Marianne Beisheim

Follow-up and Review of the Post-2015 Agenda.

Contributing to effective implementation of the SDGs?

In: Global Governance Spotlight. Bonn: Development and Peace Foundation/Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden (sef:), May 2015, 4 Pages
Nils aus dem Moore, Marianne Beisheim, Hedda Løkken, László Pintér, Wilfried Rickels

Measuring Sustainable Development

How can Science Contribute to Realizing the SDGs?

Working Paper FG8 / No. 02, April 2015, 32 Pages
Marianne Beisheim

Stakeholder Insights on the High Level Political Forum

Interview by Matthew Reading-Smith / Hanna Hansson, in: Sustainable Development 2015 Blog, 25.03.2015, (online)
Marianne Beisheim

Follow-up and review of implementation of the agenda and the agreed goals and targets

Presentation at UN-Plenary on stocktaking in the process of intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda

in: UN Web TV, 21.01.2015 (online)
Marianne Beisheim

Reviewing the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and Partnerships

A Proposal for a Multi-level Review at the High level Political Forum

SWP Research Paper 2015/RP 01, January 2015, 37 Pages
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SWP Comments

Christian Wagner, Siddharth Tripathi
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Felix Heiduk
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SWP Research Papers

Volker Stanzel (ed.)
New Realities in Foreign Affairs: Diplomacy in the 21st Century


Volker Stanzel
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